Meet Lerato and Refiloe

Meet Lerato and Refiloe

Who’re they, you may well ask. Why do I want to meet them? Well, the truth is they don’t exist but we’ve created them to use as personas within FunDza to build profile of our audience and who we are reaching. We were introduced to the concept of...
10 years, 10 facts, 10 lessons learned!

10 years, 10 facts, 10 lessons learned!

On 6 April 2021, FunDza turned 10 years old! We’re hugely proud of our longevity and the impact that we have had on the lives of young people across our country – and beyond too! A little later in the year we will release an impact report that will...
What’s up on WhatsApp?!

What’s up on WhatsApp?!

During lockdown it was interesting to note that many of our partner organisations who started working online felt more comfortable using our WhatsApp site rather than our mobi site. This was probably because WhatsApp became such a popular group space, with...
Celebrating zero-rating – spread the news!

Celebrating zero-rating – spread the news!

FunDza is celebrating some great news – the fundza.mobi site has been zero-rated by all major mobile operators in the country. This means that young people across the land can access the stories, blogs, poetry, plays and more on the fundza.mobi platform without...
Soul Food from FunDza!

Soul Food from FunDza!

When Gift of the Givers asked us if we could supply them with flyers about FunDza to go out with food parcels, it got us thinking about how we could get other reading material to young people in lockdown… And that’s how ‘Soul Food from FunDza’ was born. We took four...
Inspiring the youth of Soweto

Inspiring the youth of Soweto

It’s always great to keep up with writers we have worked with, and see what they are doing. Lawrence Simelane was a mentee writer in one of our projects in Gauteng in 2015. He is also involved in the performing arts – and his original story was about a pantsula...
From a state of shock to a moving talk by Amber

From a state of shock to a moving talk by Amber

Imagine the shock of getting a call at work. I should probably point out that no one would ever call me at work if they know me personally. The caller was a woman from Communiversity in Vrygrond, Cape Town. Communiversity is an organisation aimed at helping young...
An exciting new partnership gets underway

An exciting new partnership gets underway

We are working on an exciting new project with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW). For one of their interventions, the NACCW have two field-workers at eight high schools in KZN where they support learners with psycho-social issues and interact with...
So much learning at eLearning Africa

So much learning at eLearning Africa

The eLearning Africa conference brings together a 1000 or more people from across the African continent and beyond to talk about technology and learning within our African context. The majority of the participants are from Africa – with most countries...
Catching up with Cebo

Catching up with Cebo

FunDza works with a network of beneficiary groups – called the FunDza Family – around the country that receive books and reading resources to support a culture of reading and writing in their communities. We caught up for five minutes to ask five questions...